A Moderate Revolutionary
Prior to the Revolutionary War, Thomas Stone led a very comfortable life as a planter and lawyer. After realizing war with Great Britain was inevitable, he risked everything he held dear-- life, fortune, and sacred honor-- to safeguard American rights. To that end, Thomas Stone became one of 56 men to sign one of the most important documents in World History; the Declaration of Independence.
Did You Know?
Thomas Stone's brothers John Hoskins Stone and Michael Jenifer Stone both fought in the Revolutionary War. Both brothers survived the war. John Hoskins Stone later became governor of Maryland; Michael Jenifer Stone served as a United States Congressman.